Thousands attend St Albans Food and Drink Festival
- Credit: Craig Shepheard
Crowds braved the drizzle to attend St Albans Food and Drink Festival’s six-hour long street party.
More than 15,000 people filled the city centre for the ‘Feastival’, a highlight of the annual, ten-day event, and browsed over 75 stalls showcasing a variety of food and drink products, many from local suppliers.
The event featured a cookery theatre, a pop-up restaurant and a farm provided by Oaklands College. There was also live music, children’s workshops, a display of butchery skills, a cocktail and real ale bar on a village green and a champagne bus.
The Food and Drink Festival, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year, runs until Saturday, October 7.
Cllr Beric Read, portfolio holder for business and the community at St Albans district council, said: ““The street party gets better and better every year and I am thrilled that we achieved record crowds despite the occasional spot of rain.